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Texas School Counselor Certification

Prepare for your career as a school counselor in Texas.

Admission Requirements

Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission.

Additional Program Application Requirements

Prerequisites

Credit Requirements

This program consists of 18 credit hours. That means you only have to complete six courses to be eligible to qualify for the TExES School Counselor exam.

*This program is not accredited by CACREP. The ASU College of Education is accredited by CAEP.

Application Deadlines

Spring A Term: Jan. 1

Spring B Term: March 1

Summer Term: May 1

Fall A Term: Aug. 1

Fall B Term: Oct. 1

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Required Courses (3 credit hours each)

  • EDG 6324: Career and Occupational Counseling
  • EDG 6325: Practicum in School Counseling - or EDG 5361: Internship in School Counseling
  • EDG 6331: Role of the School Counselor
  • EDG 6363: Leadership
  • EDSC 6301: Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
  • EDSC 6302: School Counseling Techniques

Total credit hours: 18

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